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Legal responsibility for reporting adverse effects and misuse of medications

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On completion of this subject guide, you should be able to:

Report an adverse drug event > https://www.ebs.tga.gov.au/ebs/ADRS/ADRSRepo.nsf?OpenDatabase

Recall how and which prescribed drugs are misused in Australia > http://www.australianprescriber.com/magazine/37/3/79/81

Seek assistance concerning a patient whom is misusing medications > https://www.tmml.com.au/assets/files/mental-health-reources/ddu-tips-prescribing.pdf

Recall the legal requirements for prescribing Schedule 8 drugs > http://www.health.qld.gov.au/persistentpain/docs/ddu_reg_req.pdf

 

Points for discussion

How do you negotiate prescribing to patients of other doctors in your practice? 

What are the barriers to reporting an adverse drug event in general practice? 

How do you manage a patient you suspect is drug seeking in your practice? 

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